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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 64,310 People

    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 16 Responses May 27

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 13 Responses Aug 11

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Today isnt gunna be good.

    . This morning I woke up and just pretty much sobbed my eyes out for no reason..
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I feel like such a bad gf Like every time my bf

    has something bad happen to him or he gets hurt or something I try and comfort him, but lately it's been every day and almost every time we talk. I'm starting to think I suck at comforting and supporting someone but also I. Am. So. Exhausted. With life, with myself and even with...
    CammieBx CammieBx 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    My "dark" Friend

    I wake up in the morning and before I can open my eyes I know that its there. The covers are heavy with sweat from nightmares I'll never remember. I inhale deeply through my nose, it must have woken it up. "Good night sleep?" it asks. "You know it wasn't." I can hear it...
    WhyBother22 WhyBother22 22-25, M 24 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 80 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    I hate this lol I was

    so happy for like 2 hours ago dunno why, and now i'm just sad again like **** i hate my mood
    kittykira kittykira 13-15, F 5 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I get better and then my cousin comes home

    and yells at me tells me I'm dramatic and I'm a hoe and that I'm all these things I sit in the library at lunch everyday I don't understand why he calls me all these things I'm so quite all the time. Why me I'm trying to heal and you just cut me open again
    tay1244 tay1244 16-17, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Has anyone ever tried VNS therapy

    for chronic major depression that is non responsive to medications?
    Dixiechic66 Dixiechic66 46-50, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Nottobeohsoblunt Nottobeohsoblunt 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    unlovednbroken unlovednbroken 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 31-35, F 33 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 17 Responses Feb 14

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    my life is going down the drain

    and it would really help if a complete stranger felt sorry for me and tried to cheer me up because well ... i'm scared to face my problems :(
    Savian Savian 22-25, M 1 Response 4 mins ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 19 Responses Jul 7

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 30 Responses Jun 16

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    You would never think I would be

    so depressed. You would never think that I can't wait to leave this world and all it's bullshit lies that my generation feels the need to live by. I'm so sick of having to fit in just people will like me. Why does it matter about the brand of clothes or what shoes people wear...
    olivias78 olivias78 13-15, F 4 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 6 Responses Jul 17

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    Triggers. Imagine sitting in a pastel colored

    room and having a woman tell you that you appear to have been depressed your entire life. Even childhood? Even childhood. So, when I wrote about 'dark closets' and feeling lonely, those weren't normal things for a child to write about--yeah, I was 9 but, doesn't everyone get...
    PseudoNymph PseudoNymph 22-25, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    There is no beauty, joy,

    or fulfillment in life.
    SturmWind SturmWind 16-17, M 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    1livingstars 1livingstars 16-17, F 11 Responses Aug 10

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jun 9

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 37 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    This Puts It All Into Words I Couldn'T Say

    I found this on tumblr,not sure who the original author is,but thank you to whoever it was.Having been depressed for around half of my life with a few breaks in between when things got better,I relate to this so well.Especially during the darkest time of my life not so long ago...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F 13 Responses May 4, 2013

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    Battling Depression

    Everyday it seems that as soon as I enter my room my smile fades. My mind begins to fill with questions, and all I see is shadows. I have been battling depression for about 10 years now. No one has a clue at all, it is my darkest secret. Everything is a blur, I am not happy at...
    TaylorIW TaylorIW 13-15, F 31 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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    I saw a different doctor today,

    and after a few minutes of consultation, she too handed me yet another prescription for anti-depressants. I never said I wanted them and I will never want them! I understand the chemical imbalances and physical difficulties altogether, but I'm so anxious of the thought of being...
    urlaame urlaame 18-21, F 7 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I live in the heart of negativity .

    The people around me only look at the dark side of things , love to share their negative thoughts on every little thing , must influence others with their bad , negative , killing energy to ruin the day . I always scream at them and shout loud counting all the blessing that we...
    Gemiiniii Gemiiniii 16-17, F 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 29 Responses Jul 3

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    I would just end it all

    if I knew for a fact what awaits me on the other side
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I'm that person , that always says nothing

    when I'm asked whats wrong . I'm the one that always says I'm fine even when my face shows otherwise . I'm the one who is always quick to give help, but even slower to take help from anybody .
    Princeofthesky Princeofthesky 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    I can't take it anymore.

    My depression is killing me. My AvPD is killing me. My lonelyless is killing me. I just can't live like this anymore. I don't want to die anymore... I have to die. There's literally nothing or nobody worth living for. Why would people force anyone to stay alive, even when...
    JustAPoorBoy JustAPoorBoy 18-21, M 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Hey guys havent posted in a bit

    but thought i would let u know i am still going strong back in charge. Things are moving in the right direction. Slowly but moving. I am not happy as such but i am not depressed. I feel good. Grateful. I am on the road to happiness though and thats the win. Hang in there...
    fyrebyrd fyrebyrd 26-30, M 17 hrs ago

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    I take a couple minutes each day to think about

    how quiet and peaceful suicide would be. My mind would stop racing, the ****** up thoughts would disappear, and I would stop having panic attacks. Then I get on with my day. Is that really as bad as it sounds to me?
    Woods93 Woods93 18-21, M 4 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Kinda having a ruff night,

    anyone wanna talk?:/
    SportsGraphCollector SportsGraphCollector 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    My friends and boyfriend think I overact.

    Think I'm to sensitive. I tell them if it was up to me I would be like this. They tell me then don't. They don't understand. It's not that easy. I am emotionally. I get hurt. I feel like I either shut down shut them out. Lie to the people I love and fake a smile. Or let it out...
    TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles 18-21, F 76 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    It's annoying how people don't believe me

    when I say I'm depressed for no reason..
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 5 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    My first day back at work tomorrow

    after a month off. I'm so scared! No matter how I act from now on I will always be the crazy girl who tried to kill herself. I don't want to go back! I guess I have to get myself looking amazing to show I'm not a mess and not let their nastyness get to me. First step to getting...
    Jodiechristine88 Jodiechristine88 22-25, F 8 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 19 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    I have been battling with depression

    since I was 10. I started feeling sad and withdrawn after my dad died.I was also abuse as a child.I am on a high dose of anti-depressants but I still have time when I struggle to get out of bed and get things done around the house. The times when my depression consumes me is...
    EmmaLuvsGiraffes3 EmmaLuvsGiraffes3 18-21, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I've been diagnosed w Major Depressive Disorder

    for 15 years and was told today I'm 'probably' Bipolar type II. Starting Trileptal now instead. Anyone successfully found ways to manage bipolar II?
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 36-40, F 5 hrs ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 30 Responses Jan 12

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    I'm suicidal. I want to get better.

    I think what I need is someone to be there for me, not necessarily to make me feel better, or to let me vent to them, but to coach me through the process of getting better. With social anxiety added to the cocktail of emotions, asking for help has been a terrifying nightmare...
    Enveleyna Enveleyna 18-21, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I battle depression,

    and also anxiety. I suffered from being mentally abused by mother pretty much my entire life. My own mother told me she hated me, she thought I was ugly, stupid and that my Dad wanted me aborted. My entire I felt hopeless and alone. I was planning on killing myself but when the...
    acw012192 acw012192 22-25, F 36 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    Let's admit that the world needs pain

    and misery. Without it, we would never be completely satisfied. For example, crying makes you feel better, so the lowest kind of pain gives you room to increase you're happiness. And without it, we would not genuinely know what true happiness is. If you are suffering through...
    lovelysad lovelysad 16-17, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I know how it feels to battle depression,

    I have battled it 5 separate times total, and each time thinking of committing suicide, and almost being to the point where I actually try. On my first time of battling depression, I was in the kitchen with a big butcher knife, about to kill myself when my parents weren't home...
    FreyaFright FreyaFright 13-15, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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